A Game of Chance
Composer: Seymour Barab
Librettist: Evelyn Manacher Draper
Work Web Site: www.boosey.com/pages/opera/moredetails.asp?musicid
Premiere Date: January 11, 1957
Producing Company: Augustana College Opera Workshop
Description: Set in a garden with a bench, a Representative, the eternal messenger of fate, brings to each of three young women her dearest wish: One would like to be wealthy; one would like to be famous; and one would like to have a lover in her life. Each discovers she has not asked for enough: the rich woman misses real friends; the famous author yearns for love; and the third young woman finds marriage a tedious chore. Even the Representative is dissatisfied with his life: He needs an assistant to help him with his tough job. The moral of this comic opera: We all want too much or too little.
Character List (Major): First knitter(lyr s)
Second knitter(s)
Third knitter(s)
The Representative(b-bar)
Length: 00:35
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: 1 fl, 1 ob, 1 cl, 1 bsn - 1 hrn, 1 tpt, 1 tbn, - timp, perc(1):hi-hat/cyms/susp.cym/SD/t.bells/tgl - harp - strings
Musical Style: Comic opera, subjects - Ethics, Magic/Mystery
Contact: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Address: 229 W 28th Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10001
E-mail Address: composers.us@boosey.com
Phone: 212-358-5300
Composer Web Site: http://www.seymourbarab.com/
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